FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN STUART
Parenting Plans and Time Sharing
Florida law gives both parents equal priority when determining time sharing. Every family law matter that involves minor children requires that the parties enter into a time sharing plan that is in the children’s best interest. This time sharing plan is called a parenting plan and establishes all aspects of the parties’ plans to co-parent their children
If an agreement on time sharing cannot be reached, the judge will determine what is in the children’s best interest and will establish a plan accordingly. The law requires that the parenting plan include specific details for how the child will be cared for:
- How will everyday child care tasks be divided? This statement must describe how you and the other parent will handle the daily tasks of raising your child.
- How will time be shared? You must provide a schedule of when your child will spend time with each parent.
- How will health, school, and activities be divided? You and the other parent will need to designate responsibility for such matters as who will pay for medical expenses or take your child to appointments, who will be listed on your child’s school registration and transport them to and from school, who will pay for and take the child to extracurricular activities, etc.
- How will the child communicate with both parents? The court will require a description of what method of technology the child will be able use to communicate with each parent, and how often this communication with occur and who will be responsible for the costs associated with these methods.
It can be helpful if you and the other parent work together to determine the care of your child, and a Stuart parenting plan attorney can assist you with every step of the plan’s creation to give it the best chance for approval before the court.
Contact a Parenting Plan Lawyer in Stuart
At Crary Buchanan, we know that your first priority is the happiness and welfare of your children, and we have the family law knowledge and skill needed to allow you to make confident and educated decisions about their futures. Our experienced firm can help you and the other parent understand the parenting plan requirements and develop a suitable plan for your children’s care that can be agreed upon by both parties. Parenting plan negotiations do not have to be contentious; call our team today for dedicated legal guidance you can depend on!
If you need to create a parenting plan for your divorce, do not hesitate to contact a Stuart parenting plan lawyer.